Thursday, January 6, 2011

Visit the set of True Blood and help a great charity!

Sam Trammel has donated a visit to the set to benefit the Children Mending Hearts charity.  Below are the details:
If you win this auction, you and a friend can visit the set of HBO’s True Blood and have lunch alongside the cast and crew!
True Blood was created and produced by Alan Ball (Six Feet Under) and is based onThe Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris. The show details the co-existence of vampires and humans in Bon Temps, Louisiana and centers on Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), a telepathic waitress who falls in love with vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer).
The proceeds for this item benefit Children Mending Hearts
Terms: Taping occurs in Los Angeles. Must be scheduled for a mutually agreeable date and time. Subject to availability, restrictions may apply. Winner and guest must be over 18 years of age. Auction winner will be subject to the rules and regulations of the studio set. No meet and greets included and cannot guarantee your favorite actors will be present on the day of your visit. Airfare, transportation and accommodations not included.

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Thrilling: Some of the best mysteries of 2010 : Charlaine Harris story included !

Charlaine Harris's Delta Blues anthology makes the list

The best in crime fiction straddles the line of entertainment and social commentary -- forcing us to look at our society and, in some cases, our past. These are novels we remember long after the last chapter. Of the 200-plus novels I read during 2010, these are my favourites.

I'd Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman (HarperCollins). The alchemy of guilt and surviving, of memory and fact surface in the relationship between predator and prey. A suburban homemaker receives a letter from her kidnapper, who's on death row. She's torn between ignoring him and finding out why she was the only teenage victim he let live.

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin (HarperCollins). The childhood friendship between two boys, one white, one black, whose lives took vastly different directions, shows the destructive nature of gossip and racism in a gone-to-seed small town in Mississippi.

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